….." another judge spoke for a few minutes, after which the president announced in a serious voice, that the a-fore-named Vitalis was sentenced to two months’ detention, in gaol, and one hundred francs in fines.
Through my tears I saw Vitalis leave the room. Two long months! Where could I go? "
When I was about 7 or 8, I felt tempted to add colour to the illustrations, by G. van Raemdonck , in the book: “Alleen op de Wereld” (Alone in the world), the Dutch translation of Sans Famille and now, more than half a century later, I’ve been doing the same.
In the 50’s with coloured pencils. In 2007, with oil paint.
(There is a modern interpretation of the story. But I’d rather not know about it. View here!
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